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In Aztec mythology, Tonacatecuhtli ("lord of our sustenance") was a fertility god, who was worshipped for being the power (tecuhtli) that warmed the earth and made it fruitful. He organized the world into land and ocean at the creation of the world. Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl were the creators of the life, but he created them and the planet. He turned Chantico into a dog for violating a fast and eating paprika with roasted fish. His wife was Tonacacihuatl.
- ^ Hale, Susan (1891). Mexico. The Story of the Nations 27. London: T. Fisher Unwin. p. 27.